Classes

ליהודים היתה אורה ה'תשי'ב.

Class One. This class explores the השכלה in this מאמר. The three worlds בריאה, יצירה, עשי’ה succeed each other, each later world, lower than the one above it. However to create the physical עשי’ה requires a strength above all the worlds, represented by the words: אף עשיתיו. He also discusses אצילות כממוצע או [ביתר דיוק]...

VaYehi Omein Es Hadasa 5713.

This Maamar introduces us to the idea of “Panim” and explains this idea in Elokus and the Neshama. This the Rebbe connects to the name Hadasa. The Maamar then argues that the Panim has two levels: 1) the light of Etzem, 2) The Koach (power) of the Etzem which is even higher than the Ohr...

12 Al Kein Kuru Layamim Aile' Purim 5713 (Muga).

This is the Maamar connected with the story of Stalin’s death.   Class One. This edited Maamar of the Rebbe (that is connected to the death of Stalin), addresses Goral and Bechira (Free Will). This Shiur overviews four levels of connection: 1) Reason, 2) Will (Achashvairosh in this Maamar), 3) Goral (all are equal), 4)...

Megila Nikra'as 5714

Class One. Why is there division in (the days we celebrate) Purim and not in Matan Torah? This class explores the beginning and the end of this Ma’amar. We discuss Hasaga vs, Bittul and struggle to understand which is which.

ליהודים היתה אורה... ויקר ה'תשט"ז.

This was said on Shabbos Zachor. This is based on a Ma’amar of the Alter Rebbe, the reason and meaning of this practice is explained a little bit here, אורה in feminine means how we become the Mashpia, this is a true infinity. יקר which is usually not a sustainable light, becomes manageable because of...

להבין ... כל המועדים בטלים ה'תשט"ז.

Class One. יפה תואר ויפה מראה Outer Beauty- Mitzvos Asei. Inner beauty- Mitzvos Lo Taase. It is about balance. Class Two. כשחסר ביפה תואר ויפה מראה משלימים החסר בתשובה וקבלת עול. When things are off balance, we compensate with higher than balance. Two anomalies about Purim that reveal this: 1) We are called יהודים- a...

21. Megilla Nikraas 5737

Megilla Nikraas 5737.Purim is the only Yom Tov that different people keep on different days.Three levels corresponding to three types of service.בן כרך בן עיר and בן כפר are compared to שרפים חיות הקדש and אופנים; they are linked to many things that go in three, including (in Avoda) Hoda’a, Pisukei DiZimra and Krias Shma...

24. Layehudim Haysa Orah 5738 (Purim)

Layehudim Haysa Orah 5738 (Purim) PDF Layehudim Haysa Orah 5738 (Purim) Class One.This is a Ma’amar about the idea of Yehudim, submission, acceptance without reason, and readiness for Mesiras Nefesh.It further explains how this then plays out in אורה זו תורה with the idea of ברכו בתורה תחילהAs well as in ושמחה זה יום טוב,...

25. VaAchaltem Achol 5738 (this is a Hemshech to Layehudim [Purim])

VaAchaltem Achol 5738 PDF VaAchaltem Achol 5738, Class One.This Ma’amar is a Hemshech to Layehudim of Purim.This class is on the last part of the Ma’amar that deals with Purim.Purim is very special now but will be (even more) special even after Moshiach comes, because it is from the highest and reaches the lowest. First...

Layahdum Haysa 5739

The story of Purim is about יהודים displaying complete הודאה and מסירת נפש. This caused that at the end of the story: ליהודים היתה אורה ושמחה וששון ויקר. The achievement of being יהודים gave them a new תורה, שמחה, מילה, and תפילין. Each later idea is higher than the idea before.

Megila Nikraas 5739

1) Most Mitzvos aren’t person specific (לא נתת דבריך לשיעורים) except Tzedaka and Torah and… Purim! it has different days for different people, as few as two days and as many as five days, why? 2) The answer: the Megilla is calling שמותיו של הקב”ה like קריאת התורה which calls to Hashem כאדם הקורא לחבירו...

18. בלילה ההוא ה'תש"מ.

This מאמר explains the inner dimension of the miracle of Purim “The King (of all King)’s sleep is interrupted” He is still sleeping נדדה but it’s disturbed. The נמשל is that through מסירת נפש the Miracles come directly from עצמות. The idea of ספר הזכרונות and דברי הימים. שינה בנפש האם; בעבודת האדם ולמעלה.

ליהודים היתה אורה (א) ה'תשמ"א.

Why אורה is feminine: it is receiving inspiration from higher than אור/ תורה and therefore reaches lower. Like the ה’ה added to אברהם אבינו’s name raising him higher and bringing him lower. שמחה reveals this higher Torah. These two are חכמה ובינה and are secured through Davening with Ahava and followed by יפוצו מעינותיך חוצה....

ליהודים היתה אורה (ב) ה' תשמ"א.

This מאמר explores the Chassidus of the word שושן: like שושנה, a rose. The thirteen petals on the rose are the מדות both of תפילה: מדות הרחמים as well as תורה: שהתורה נדרשת בהם. Then there is the red rose which shows on sin that needs to be whitened. This is the idea that גלו...

ליהודים תשמ"ב.

The Jewish people added a new dimension to their service and worship of God that is represented in their name “יהודים” which includes two things: A the denial of all idol worship, B. The acceptance of all of Torah and Mitzvos. This change in their service results in the fact that the reinstatement of these...

Raishis Goyim Amalaik 5743.

Class One. We have five separate Souls, not one Soul with five parts. The significance of this is that each Soul has an aspect beyond the ‘Hishtalshelus’ of the Neshama from Moach to Lev to Asiya. He explains the essence element in Neshama, Ruach and Nefesh as well as the Hiskalelus between the levels. Class...

Balaila Hahu 5743.

Sleep and awakeness as it is in the person is mirrored on high. In Golus as Yidden sleep the Shchina sleeps but when Yidden awake so does the Shchina.

Balaila Hahu 5744.

Class One. Sleep is an analogy for Galus. Everything is functioning but there is confusion, no limit, order, division. In this Ma’amar the Rebbe explains (the Frierdike Rebbe’s Ma’amar from 5700), in this way: When there is Shina (sleep) the kochos go back into the Etzem where they are on a higher level. It is...

Kiymu ViKiblu Hayehudim 5745.

Purim is higher than Mattan Torah which is (in turn) higher than what the Avos did. The Avos were a Merkava but were able to bring Godliness only to Ruchniyus, At Mattan Torah the possibility to connect Gashmiyus was added and at the Purim story the connection to Gashmiuys was entirely from below.

Balaila Hahu 5746.

This is the classic Purim maamar. The Yidden were in Golus that is compared to sleep. Yidden’s Mesiras Nefesh “roused” Hashem (kvayachol) from His sleep. The reason the waking up is the miracle [and not the Yidden’s mesiras nefesh which aroused it] is because it’s a miracle within nature. Hashem was still “sleeping” in Golus...